After doing some research, I have just found out that UEFA has changed the 'yellow card rule' for Euro 2008. In previous years, if players had one yellow card in group play it was wiped away going into the knockout phase. Well that has all been changed for this summer's competition and now should be looked at under a microscope for the Croatian team who will be playing a … [Read more...] about NEW ‘YELLOW CARD RULE’ CHANGES THINGS
That's right boys and girls, Croatia has already clinched the #1 seed in Group B with their 2-1 win over Germany on Thursday; all done with one more group game to play versus Poland this upcoming Monday. This is the first time ever that Croatia has won their group in a major tournament and also the first time we've made it out of group play since the 1998 World Cup in France. … [Read more...] about CROATIA CRUISIN’ INTO THE QUARTERS!!!
Tournament 'dark horses', Croatia, proved today that the two wins over England were in fact not a fluke; that last match versus a lackluster Austria team did not show our true form and that our latest string of friendlies,well, were just friendlies. Don't get me wrong, we still have room to improve and many games left. I'm just happy the real Croatian team showed up today. I … [Read more...] about DARK HORSES PREVAIL
Slaven Bilić has just been quoted in various Croatian newspapers that his new 'fantastic trio' will shine versus Germany. This trio includes the likes of Niko Kranjčar, Luka Modrić, and yes, Ivan Rakitić! It looks like Croatia will finally start with the much talked about 'super midfield' versus Germany with Ivica Olić as the lone striker atop. Petrić will start the game on the … [Read more...] about ‘FANTASTIC TRIO’ TO START VS. GERMANY
FIFA.com has confirmed that Dinamo Zagreb has signed Argentine striker, Guillermo Suarez, for an undisclosed amount from his former club, Tigre. This is a good pick up for Dinamo who just lost Luka Modrić to Tottenham. Dinamo Zagreb has been very successful into turning their star players into top-tier transfers for the big leagues in Europe. In recent years they have … [Read more...] about DINAMO PICKS UP ARGENTINE STRIKER
Here are my thoughts on the game; and remember that I only saw various highlights of the game since it wasn't broadcast in America. Olić and Petrić looked promising up top and had some nice scoring chances, one of which included hitting the post. The chemistry looked OK on the scoring end and our defense solid. If this is things to come for Niko Kovač I can't wait to see more. … [Read more...] about CROATIA-HUNGARY RECAP
Here are the results for May 3rd... Međimurje [4 - 0] Inter Zaprešić NK Osijek [2 - 0] Varteks Varaždin NK Rijeka [2 - 0] Cibalia Vinkovci NK Zadar [0 - 2] HNK Šibenik Slaven Belupo [1 - 0] NK Zagreb Hajduk Split [1 - 1] Dinamo Zagreb … [Read more...] about 32ND ROUND HNL RESULTS
Here are the results for April 26th... Cibalia Vinkovci[1-1]Inter Zaprešić Dinamo Zagreb[1-0]Slaven Belupo HNK Šibenik[1-0]NK Osijek NK Zagreb[0-0]NK Zadar Varteks Varaždin[3-2]Međimurje NK Rijeka[1-1]Hajduk Split … [Read more...] about 30TH ROUND HNL RESULTS
The Sun has reported that Croatian 'golden boy' Luka Modrić has finally been transferred. Not to Newcastle United as originally expected; but to Tottenham for the price of £20million. A 5 year deal has been put in place and baring a last minute disaster, Modrić will be moving to London after Euro 2008 in June. After a cakewalk season at Dinamo, who clinched the Croatian … [Read more...] about GOODBYE ZAGREB, HELLO LONDON!